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The 2003 Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Young Scientist Award  

Awarded To: Srinivas Veeramasuneni

In recognition of his scientific professionalism as a young person working in the industrial minerals industry.
Srinivas Veeramasuneni is a senior member of the technical staff for USG Corporation at the Research and Technology Center in Libertyville, IL. He received his PhD from the University of Utah under the supervision of Prof. J. D. Miller. He graduated in Metallurgical Engineering from the Regional Engineering College, Warangal, India, where he also taught and did research. At Utah, his research was focused on the interfacial phenomena occurring in soluble salt flotation systems at high ionic strengths. Dr. Veeramasuneni has made contributions in surface spectroscopy, surface charge theory for alkali halides, and interfacial water structure.

Dr. Veeramasuneni has published several technical papers in international, refereed journals. He received five US patents for his work related to gypsum products and processes. He received the outstanding graduate student paper award from SME in 1996 and the Rossiter W. Raymond memorial award from AIME in 1999. Recently, he received 2003 Technology Award from USG Corporation for developing new moisture & mold resistant gypsum panel products. He is a member of SME and ACS (The American Chemical Society). He is active in the Industrial and Mineral Processing divisions of SME, organizing technical sessions and providing support to Mining Engineering Journal annual review articles.

About The Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Young Scientist Award:

The Young Scientist Award, established by the Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division in 1985, brings recognition of scientific professionalism to young people working in the industrial minerals & aggregates industry.


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